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For outstanding service to rural health

Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010

National award winners Ms Stephanie Frazer and Mr Alan Dyason from CSU.Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) Ms Stephanie Frazer has won a national award for her services to a student rural health club. Ms Frazer, who is president of the CSU Multidisciplinary Albury Rural Health Society (MARHS), was awarded $1 000 by the National Rural Health Students Network (NRHSN). The Network recognised her significant involvement in helping build MARHS into a strong and active club, particularly in relation to mental health in regional Australia. “Improving awareness about mental health is important as almost half of all Australians will experience mental illness in their lifetime. We can make a difference by encouraging understanding and improving support. I feel humbled to be recognised by my fellow students and to work with such great people at Charles Sturt University,” Ms Frazer said. Ms Frazer, who is a third year physiotherapy student with the School of Community Health based at Thurgoona, received her award in Alice Springs in July during the Network’s national conference of 29 student rural health clubs. MARHS vice-president and second year occupational therapy student Mr Alan Dyason also won a prize at the conference for his contribution to increasing awareness and action in Indigenous health issues.

Media contact: Wes Ward, 02 6051 9906

Media Note:
FONT-FAMILY: " Arial" ," sans-serif" mso-bidi-font-size: 10.5pt; mso-no-proof: yes">CSU allied health students Ms Stephanie Frazer and Mr Alan Dyason will be available for interviews and pictures at 10.30am on Wednesday 4 August, at the Allied Health laboratories at at CSU in Albury-Wodonga, off Elizabeth Mitchell Drive, Thurgoona. Contact CSU Media for more information.

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